SonicWALL, Inc. , a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced that it has extended its award-winning line of Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions for small businesses with the launch of the SonicWALL TZ 210 Series. The TZ 210 integrates a high performance deep packet inspection firewall, Gigabit Ethernet, and automated failover/failback technologies making it the most comprehensive UTM network security platform available to small businesses at a price point under $1000. The second member of the series is the TZ 210 Wireless-N, which is the first UTM solution on the market with integrated ultra-fast 802.11n wireless LAN capabilities.

“We believe the TZ 210 is the new 600-pound gorilla in terms of UTM solutions priced at under $1,000,” said Patrick Sweeney, VP of Product Management for SonicWALL. “The market leading performance and cutting-edge network security protection available with the TZ 210 are indicative of our continued commitment to relentless innovation. In tough economic times, small businesses must have access to true enterprise security devices but at a price they can afford. Businesses shouldn’t and can’t rely on cheap but inferior consumer products claiming security. They need a solution that gives them everything their competition has and more.”

Internet service providers are now offering small businesses broadband speeds comparable to those available to large enterprises at affordable prices. Small businesses need to utilize this capability today’s UTM appliances simply cannot keep up. But SonicWALL can. The increasing level of attacks — viruses, worms, intrusions, malicious content and other threats — requires the use of a broad range of network security services to protect business assets. Until now, these services typically required a business to choose between network security and network performance, neither of which can afford to take a hit. Not any longer. With its high-octane deep packet inspection architecture, the TZ 210 removes the need to compromise on either.

At its core, the SonicWALL TZ 210 series provides a 50 Mbps Unified Threat Management security engine and automated failover/failback capabilities. The SonicWALL TZ 210 Series also includes Gigabit Ethernet WAN and LAN ports and optional 802.11n, the ultimate in high-speed wireless communications. This comprehensive array of functionality provides small businesses and remote/branch offices with unparalleled UTM protection against continually evolving threats on both their wired and wireless networks.

“We are constantly on the lookout for powerful network security solutions that do not require a massive capital or time investment to install and maintain,” said Michael Campbell, IT Administrator for EthosPartners HMG. “The SonicWALL TZ 210 Series has been thoroughly impressive in terms of its rich feature set and uncompromising performance. When you factor in the price point, SonicWALL appears to have truly set a new standard in terms of a network security solution for small and medium-sized businesses.”

The TZ 210 Series comes standard with unrestricted nodes and SonicWALL’s feature-rich SonicOS Enhanced firmware. Network administrators will also benefit from SonicWALL’s award-winning Global Management System (GMS), which provides comprehensive global management and reporting tools for simplified configuration, enforcement and management from a central location.